Some customers and developers are aware of this, but I wanted to let everyone out there in blog land know about the changes that are coming to our support of the MSJVM. This could impact applications that you have built in the past, please take a minute to read over the website.
Background: In a settlement agreement reached in January 2001 to resolve a dispute over Microsoft's distribution of its Java implementation, Sun and Microsoft agreed to limit the duration of Microsoft's use of Sun's source code and compatibility test suites to support the MSJVM. Because some developers and enterprises have expressed concern about their ability to eliminate dependencies on the MSJVM in the time period originally provided, Sun and Microsoft have agreed to a longer period to permit a smooth transition from the MSJVM.
Please surf over to www.microsoft.ca/java for all the details.